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Cliff Kincaid serves as president of America's Survival. Inc., (ASI), a U.N. watchdog group, and as editor of the Accuracy in Media (AIM) Report. Through ASI (www.usasurvival.org), Cliff publishes reports and holds conferences critical of the United Nations. ASI led a national educational campaign about the U.N.'s Law of the Sea Treaty, exposing how the measure affects American sovereignty and access to resources. Cliff's articles on this matter appeared in the Washington Times and Human Events.
A veteran journalist and media critic, Cliff concentrated in journalism and communications at the University of Toledo, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and came to Washington through a national journalism program headed by conservative author and journalist M. Stanton Evans. At his college newspaper, Cliff won an award for editorial writing from the Society of Professional Journalists.
Cliff has appeared on scores of television and radio programs, including the CBS Evening News, NBC's Today Show, Lou Dobbs Tonight, The Glenn Beck Show, Fox and Friends, The O'Reilly Factor, Hannity and Colmes, The Savage Nation, The G. Gordon Liddy Show, The Laura Ingraham Show, The Mike Gallagher Show, Your World with Neil Cavuto, NOW, Frontline and Voice of America. His columns have been read on the air by Rush Limbaugh. His comments on media controversies have been featured in the Washington Post, the Washington Times, the Chicago Tribune, and PR Week.
In the 1980s, he was a guest co-host on CNN's Crossfire (filling in for Pat Buchanan), where he confronted the then-Libyan Ambassador to the U.N. with evidence of Libyan involvement in international terrorism. His national exclusives have included stories about a National Public Radio reporter receiving $26,000 from the pro-U.N. lobby and a former president of the U.N. Correspondents Association getting money from the U.N.
Cliff served on the staff of Human Events newspaper for several years and was an editorial writer and newsletter editor for former National Security Council staffer Oliver North at his Freedom Alliance educational foundation. He has written or co-authored nine books on media and cultural affairs and foreign policy issues.
Kincaid's career in Washington, D.C. includes the following:
* In 1981, Cliff wrote an article in Human Events, the national conservative weekly, which exposed the influence of CIA defector Philip Agee in media attacks on a State Department report on Communist activities in El Salvador and Central America. Kincaid's article was cited in a Senate speech by then-Senator John Tower and by many news organizations and columnists.
* In 1981, Cliff wrote a Human Events story, based on a document captured in El Salvador, on how a Salvadoran Communist agent had manipulated U.S. leftist and Marxist groups.
* In 1983, Cliff's article in Human Events on the Marxist Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) made Kincaid a target of attack in the leftwing and communist press.
* In 1986, Cliff wrote an article for Conservative Digest, "Playboy Hugh Hefner's Politics of Hedonism," examining the political connections of the Playboy company to the liberal-left and the Democratic Party. This became a 1992 book, "The Playboy Foundation: A Mirror of the Culture?" published by the Capital Research Center. Playboy retaliated with a full-page attack on Kincaid in its January 1994 issue.
* In 1987, Cliff debated leftist lawyer Daniel Sheehan of the Christic Institute on C-SPAN and exposed his "legal terrorism" against members of the military and intelligence community. Sheehan's "Contragate" lawsuit was later thrown out of court for lack of evidence.
Kincaid's books include:
* The Death of Talk Radio? (with Lynn Woolley) 2007.
* Why You Can't Trust the News (with Reed Irvine and Notra Trulock) 2003.
* The Hijacking of American Foreign Policy (2003).
* The New United Nations' Welfare Giveaway (2000).
* Michael New: Mercenary or American Soldier (with Daniel New) 1998.
* Global Taxes for World Government (1997).
* Global Bondage: The U.N. Plan to Rule the World (1995).
* The News Manipulators (with Reed Irvine and Joseph C. Goulden) 1993.
* Profiles of Deception (with Reed Irvine) 1990.
Cliff is married and has three sons.